I'd like to juts add that prednisone shouldn't be stopped "cold Turkey", it should be tapered or weaned off....Please consider the tonic!
-----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 10:39 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Lymphoma/Brain Inflammation, etc. Tracy, I am so sorry. Personally, I agree with Natalie. I have been involved with that group as well and have been impressed with what can be done with the tonic (and salve for that matter). I do not believe it has been used specifically to treat felv but you never know, neem especially has a wide range of therapeutic uses. I, or Natalie I am sure, could provide you with the specifics of preparing the tonic. It is not exceptionally expensive and with minimal side effects. An additional possibility is high dose intravenous vitamin C. I believe that one of the things that responds well to this treatment is lymphoma. I know Sally would hook you up with whatever you needed if you opted for it. This is more invasive than the tonic as it requires an IV line and daily infusions, but effective none the less - there are papers to support its use in lymphoma. A single word of warning with prednisone. I have read a lot of papers about the treatment of felv, many use prednisone. It may improve symptoms but has never been shown to extend life and has sometimes been shown to shorten it. So if you are aiming for cure or long term treatment, I would be very cautious about deciding to use prednisone. Many alternative med docs would decidely steer you away from its use as they believe it negates anything positive you are achieving with alternative treatments. That's all I can offer at this point as although the LTCI shots and acemannan seem to help sometimes if you start it early, it doesn't seem to be able to stop things very well once they've started to go down that slippery slope - at least not that I've seen. Others may disagree. Good luck and God bless you both. You are in my prayers. Jenny On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 5:10 PM, Tracy Weese <trwe...@earthlink.net> wrote: > > My 10+ yo cat, Vixen, now has FeLV+ spinal fluid and brain inflammation > which is causing head bobbing and weakness/uncoordination in the back legs. > The most likely scenario is now lymphoma. She has always been very robust > and healthy (and pink) even though being diagnosed with FeLV as a kitten. > > Now, this. > > She is still eating good although she has lost a little weight -- she still > likes to be around me and the other cats, but... I have an apptmt with the > oncologist next week, and just don't know whether to treat or to do simply > pallative care. I know cats can respond well to chemo, but my other cancer > cats did not have FeLV. So I was looking for any ideas, suggestions, etc., > that folks might have. > > She is still on some antibiotics while we wait for final reports on several > infectious diseases but the prelim reports have showed no infectious > diseases. She is also taking an anti-inflammatory dose of pred. > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org